351,000

Decline in undergraduate enrollments from a year ago

Spring 2019 Current Term Enrollment Estimates Report

74%

First-time college students in fall 2017 who persisted at any U.S. institution as of fall 2018

2019 Persistence and Retention Report

58%

The national 6-year college completion rate, counting all students at all institutions

2018 Completing College Report

55% vs. 63%

6- vs. 8-year completion rates for Hispanics entering public four-year colleges, the highest 2-year gain of all racial/ethnic groups

2019 Supplement to Completing College Report

20% vs. 55%

Students from high- vs. low-poverty high schools who finished college within 6 years of graduation

2018 High School Benchmarks Report

4 Million

Students who left college with at least 2 years’ worth of progress towards a degree, but who did not finish

2014 Some College, No Degree Report

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High School Benchmarks –  2019

High School Benchmarks – 2019

This seventh annual report provides the most current data on high school graduates’ postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and completion outcomes. It provides the most relevant benchmarks for evaluating and monitoring progress in assisting students to make the transition from high school to college. This year’s report examines the immediate college enrollment for high school graduating class of 2018, persistence for class of 2016, and completion for class of 2012. We continue to see large gaps between higher-income and low-income high schools on all fronts.

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The Postsecondary Data Partnership is a nationwide initiative to help colleges and universities more efficiently gain a fuller picture of student progress and outcomes, meet various reporting requirements, and focus more of their resources on using data to help students.

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